If any rock performer can double as a character in a James Joyce novel, it's Ralph Carney. A multi-instrumentalist best known as reedman for Tom Waits and a host of others, the S.F.-based Carney plays the way he talks: expansive, eccentric, and endlessly discursive. As a member of Tin Huey, he wa ... More >>
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